Cloud Computing


Microsoft Purchases Movere To Support Azure Migrations

Microsoft on Wednesday announced it was buying Movere, a partner that helps companies transition toward using cloud services.

Using PowerShell for Parametrized Azure Resource Manager Templates

IT pros have many ways to deploy resources to Microsoft Azure, but when it comes to deploying many resources at once, ARM templates are the way to go.

How To Modify Azure ARM Templates with PowerShell

PowerShell is often used to deploy Microsoft Azure ARM templates, but you can also create a script to easily build and modify existing templates. Here's how.

Microsoft Readies OneDrive 'Personal Vault' Feature and Other Improvements

More storage options and a new secure "Personal Vault" feature are coming to the Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage service.

Getting Started with Azure's Text-to-Speech API

Azure Cognitive Services is letting developers create natural-sounding speech even without a lot of expertise in machine learning. Here's how.

IT Pros Can Now Save Office Configurations in Microsoft's Cloud

IT pros will soon be able to save their Office 365 configuration files in Microsoft's cloud datacenters to access later, thanks to a recent update to the Office Customization Tool.

Creating a Custom Voice Font with Azure Cognitive Services

Using the custom voice feature in Microsoft's Azure Cognitive Services product, you can train a computer to sound like yourself -- or anyone else, for that matter.

Converting Text to Speech with Azure Cognitive Services and PowerShell

Thanks to the AI features in Microsoft's cloud, text-to-speech technology can render more realistic results than ever.

Managing Azure Cognitive Service Accounts with PowerShell

Here's how to start taking advantage of Microsoft's suite of artificial intelligence APIs.

Microsoft Boosts Azure AD Security, Introduces 'Identity Hub'

Microsoft this week announced the general availability of its new Azure Active Directory Password Protection feature, which aims to diminish the threat of password spray attacks.

Azure Firewall Gets Threat Intelligence Perks

Azure Firewall, Microsoft's firewall-as-a-service security offering for organizations using Azure virtual machines, is getting several improvements that tap the company's Threat Intelligence service.

Microsoft Prepares IT Pros for New Azure Monitor Service

Microsoft this week described the steps for adapting "classic" alert rules to work with its new Azure Monitor service.

Azure AD B2B Gets One-Time Passcode Feature

Microsoft is previewing a new "one-time passcodes" feature in its Azure Active Directory Business to Business (B2B) service.

Microsoft Issues RC2 of Azure DevOps Server 2019

Azure DevOps Server 2019 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) is now available, Microsoft announced on Tuesday, marking the product's last release before becoming production-ready.

Microsoft, Docker Debut New Spec for Managing Distributed Apps

Microsoft and Docker this week launched a new specification called Cloud Native Application Bundles to address the needs of organizations that build and maintain distributed applications.

Set Up an Azure File Share Used as a Mounted Drive

Setting up a place to store files in the cloud isn't quite as easy as doing it on-prem. That's where Microsoft's Azure Files service comes in.

Microsoft Readies Azure SQL, SQL Server 2019 Preview Improvements

Microsoft detailed a raft of improvements coming to its database products at this week's PASS Summit.

Creating an Azure SQL Database with PowerShell

When you need a SQL database fast, the cloud is the best way to go. Azure provides a SQL database as a PaaS that eliminates the need to get an entire SQL Server deployment up and running.

Group-Based Azure AD Licensing Now Generally Available

Microsoft this month enabled organizations to assign Azure Active Directory licenses according to group.

Uploading a PowerShell Gallery Module Directly to Azure Automation

Azure Automation can be an excellent PowerShell script orchestration tool, though it has just a limited number of PowerShell modules. Luckily, we can upload our own modules, too.

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